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Title Migrant women : crossing boundaries and changing identities / edited by Gina Buijs
Published Oxford [England] ; Providence, RI, USA : Berg, 1993


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Description vii, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cross-cultural perspectives on women ; v. 7
Cross-cultural perspectives on women ; v. 7
Contents 1. Introduction / Gina Buijs -- 2. The Gendered Dynamics of Quechua Colonisation: Relations of Centre and Periphery in Peru / Sarah Lund Skar -- 3. Reconstructing Life: Chilean Refugee Women and the Dilemmas of Exile / Marita Eastmond -- 4. Defining Gender in a Second Exile: Palestinian Women in West Berlin / Dima Abdulrahim -- 5. Patterns of Adaptation: Somali and Bangladeshi Women in Britain / Hazel Summerfield -- 6. Identities Constructed and Reconstructed: Representations of Asian Women in Britain / Parminder Bhachu -- 7. International and Internal Migration: The Changing Identity of Catholic and Hindu Women in Goa / Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes -- 8. Vietnamese Refugees in Hong Kong: Behaviour and Control / Linda Hitchcox -- 9. Female Migration and Social Mobility: British Female Domestic Servants to South Africa - 1860-1914 / Cecillie Swaisland -- 10. Women Alone: Migrants from Transkei Employed in Rural Natal / Gina Buijs
Summary Population movements on a large scale have been a prominent feature of modern society, but there have been as yet few attempts to look beneath the surface of mass movements of people. There is a particularly urgent need to disentangle the specific experience of women who are critically involved in the process of adaptation to new worlds and ways of life. Most of the women studied in this volume hoped to retain their original culture and lifestyle at least to some extent but found that the exigencies of being migrants and refugees forced them to examine their preconceptions and to adopt roles, both social and economic, which they would have rejected at home. This remaking of self was often a traumatic experience with serious repercussions on their relationships with their menfolk. On the other hand, for some women, emigration also provided a spur to ambition and progress, a means of achieving a social and economic mobility that they would have been denied at home
Analysis Migrants Women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Gender identity -- Cross-cultural studies.
Gender identity.
Women immigrants -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women immigrants.
Women refugees -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women refugees.
Author Buijs, Gina.
LC no. 92015999
ISBN 085496729X